Posts Tagged ‘Tom Duane’

Duane Wants Early Board 7 Bike Lane Review

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With many community leaders on board for the new protected bicycle lanes planned for Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, State Sen. Tom Duane wants the Department of Transportation to release the plan for full public review sooner than usual. Duane sent a Feb. 9 letter to the department, signed by other West Side elected officials, asking [&hellip
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DUANE’S MOTHER DIES

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State Sen. Tom Duane’s mother, Winifred Duane, died on Nov. 5 after a stroke days earlier. She was 84. A wake was held last week at a funeral home on West 14th Street. Winifred Duane is survived by her three sons—Tom, John and James—and their families. State Sen. Duane was able to attend the special [&hellip
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BIOTECH TAX CREDIT COMING

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New York’s universities and medical institutions, many of which can be found on the West Side, could get a boost if biotech companies can be lured into the city and state with a new tax credit. Gov. David Paterson signed a bill allowing the city to establish a $3 million tax credit each year for [&hellip
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DUANE TO HOLD TOWN HALL

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State Sen. Tom Duane will hold a town hall meeting on Sept. 1. West Siders will be able to ask questions, express concerns about district-related matters and seek help from Duane’s office. Probable hot topics include the state of the post-coup, post-stalemate Senate, which will likely be in session this September, and legislative priorities in [&hellip
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LEGISLATURE MOVES ON POLS’ BILLS

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Before the State Senate adjourned for the rest of the summer, the chamber passed three bills sponsored by local legislators. State Sen. Tom Duane’s Family Health Care Decisions Act will allow a patient’s family member, domestic partner or close friend to make health care treatment decisions once that individual has lost decision-making capacity. “This is [&hellip
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BLOGGER SHIELD LAW

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Journalist bloggers in New York may receive the same protection that traditional journalists enjoy. A new bill introduced by State Sen. Tom Duane and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal would give bloggers access to shield laws that journalists use to protect anonymous sources. New York State has one of the strongest shield laws in the country [&hellip
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NY MOVES TORTURE BILL

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New York State is jumping into the national debate on the CIA’s use of torture with a bill that would outlaw New York licensed physicians from participating in torture. Assembly Member Richard Gottfried and State Sen. Tom Duane, who chair their respective Health committee, sponsored the bill. Despite the debate over classifying waterboarding as torture, [&hellip
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CALL FOR DRILLING HEARING

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Last week, State Sen. Tom Duane and James Gennaro, chair of the City Council’s Environmental Protection Committee, requested a New York City hearing on the impending drilling of the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale rock formation in upstate New York is a potential source of natural gas, which would only be accessible through a new [&hellip
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